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Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:43 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
In a cell diagram, knowing that the anode is the left side and cathode is the right side, on each respective side, does the order of the substances matter?

For example, is there a difference between these,
Zn/Zn2+//Ni2+/Ni versus Zn2+/Zn//Ni2+/Ni

Re: Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:02 pm
by Jane Burgan 1C
You put the substance with the highest oxidation number in the couple in the middle of the cell diagram. So, for this problem, you would do Zn/Zn+2//Ni2+/Ni

Re: Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:40 pm
by Dong Hyun Lee 4E
If I remember right, Lavelle said it doesn't matter but just to be safe I think putting the one with the highest oxidation number in the middle would be better. I'm not a hundred percent clear tho. Can someone go ask Lavelle or a TA?